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Old 12-31-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Do I need to lightly oil a silicone baking mat

I just recently got silicone baking mats to place into a baking sheet to prevent the food from sticking.

Im trying a recipe that calls for lightly spraying a non stick pan with cooking oil prior to baking.

My question is, if Im using a silicone mat, do I need to spray it?

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Old 12-31-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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Nope.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:35 PM   #3
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Nope.

I agree
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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Me, too! Love the silicone baking mats!
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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No. I never have and I've been using them for 20+ years. You might also want to reconsider spraying any nonstick surface with a aerosol cooking spray. They can leave a residue, causing the surface to be less effective. If you feel the necessity to lubricate a nonstick surface, brushing it lightly with vegetable shortening or oil would be the better choice.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:41 PM   #6
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BTW, the same goes for parchment paper. However, you do have to choose your parchment paper wisely. I have bought two different kinds that had zero non-stick properties.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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Thanks guys and gals.
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No. I never have and I've been using them for 20+ years. You might also want to reconsider spraying any nonstick surface with a aerosol cooking spray. They can leave a residue, causing the surface to be less effective. If you feel the necessity to lubricate a nonstick surface, brushing it lightly with vegetable shortening or oil would be the better choice.
I don't even have a can of cooking spray in the house anymore. I hate that gunky residue left on cookware, not to mention spraying oil flying around the kitchen. It's no trouble to use some oil on a paper towel and do it the way our mothers did.
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I just recently got silicone baking mats to place into a baking sheet to prevent the food from sticking.

Im trying a recipe that calls for lightly spraying a non stick pan with cooking oil prior to baking.

My question is, if Im using a silicone mat, do I need to spray it?

larry
Nope. I made hamburger buns yesterday and the recipe calls for you to grease the cooking sheet. I just use a silicone mat instead. Best thing since sliced bread.
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I don't care for the silicone baking mats for baking cookies that spread, like chocolate chip. The mat takes a lot longer to heat than just the pan alone, causing more spread. I baked my butter pecan cookies on one and they came out very thin, I baked the next pan on parchment and they came out perfect.

They are great for other things.

I've never oiled mine
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